Common Acts Of Negligent Boating

With summer here, boating accidents in Connecticut are on the rise.  Tragically, many of these accidents can be prevented by operating the boat in a safe manner. Below are just a few examples of negligent boating in Connecticut waters: 

  • To speed in no-wake zones.
  • To disregard the Navigational Rules.
  • To weave through congested waterway traffic.
  • To operate under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • To operate at night without proper navigation lights.
  • To operate a boat within an area clearly marked as restricted.
  • To allow any person to ride on the bow, gunwale, transom or in any position that is obviously dangerous.
  • To overload or overpower a boat beyond its safe carrying capacity or beyond what is prudent given weather and other operating conditions.
  • Following too closely



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